Brief Program Summary: The Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) is a week-
long, summer, non-residential camp on the IUPUI campus. MEAP aims to:
• Identify, recruit, and select minority students (grades 6-12) with demonstrated academic
potential and to expose them to the fields of engineering and technology.
• Increase the students’ awareness of career options available to engineers and
• Facilitate students’ access to and interaction with positive role models from the fields of
education and industry who will serve MEAP as workshop instructors, counselors, and mentors
• Provide hands-on laboratory experiences and academic instruction similar to that of a
typical first year of study in an engineering or technology curriculum.
• Demonstrate work-place environments by providing students with tours of local industries.
Success Metrics: Education: Access for underrepresented populations, Information technology
and computer literacy, K-12 education, Postsecondary education, School readiness, STEM
Social Issues: At-Risk youth, Equity, diversity, or inclusion
Arts and Culture: Visual arts
Community and Economic Development: Workforce development